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Col. Nakalema orders bus companies that overcharged students during COVID-19 crisis to refund the money

An ongoing meeting with bus owners chaired by Col. Nakalema, government moves to make all bus owners who over charged students & made them stay in bus parks longer than they should to pay back the money or else face legal action.

An ongoing meeting with bus owners chaired by Col. Nakalema, government moves to make all bus owners who over charged students & made them stay in bus parks longer than they should to pay back the money or else face legal action.

Col. Edith Nakalema the head of the State House Anti Corruption Unit has directed bus companies that overcharged students going back home to refund the money.

At a meeting chaired at Office of the Prime Minister, Col. Nakalema says government will make all bus owners who over charged students and made them stay in bus parks longer than they should to pay back the money or else face legal action.

On Monday and Tuesday, hundreds of people were stuck in various bus and taxi parks in Kampala because of exorbitant transport fares.

The fares shot up on Monday following the new COVID-19 control measures to contain the second wave, which has seen a surge in infections.

In addition to closing schools, President Museveni also banned inter-district travel for the next 42 days triggering mass movement with several people choosing to travel upcountry fearing a major lockdown.

The bus owners have agreed to re-imburse money extorted from passengers.

However, they emphasize that bus park brokers are the root cause of passenger extortion.

They insist that some of the receipts that circulated on social media were forged by brokers who duped passengers.

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